"I want to see the Sphinx", you ask the carpet. "I am at your service", it replies. Soon, the carpet starts flying so fast you cannot see where you're going. Finally, it slows down and lands. "The Sphinx's Forest is that way", it says, shooting out a plume of fire in one direction, which scorches the grass, forming an arrow. You look, dumbfounded at what you just saw. "Oh, I'm sorry. That's just my way of pointing, you see. I don't have any hands", explains the carpet. "Now, I must go." it says, and slowly rises up toward the sunny sky.